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News and Gigs
••• June '09
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Hello there,

Six countries in the last four weeks alone (phew!) so read on and dig the most...

• Recently •

Going bongo on "Mellow Saxophone"

The last few weeks have been rather mad to say the least! After returning from the Derry Jazz Festival the band headed straight over to Paris for a sold out show in Bobigny (near Paris).

The very next day we headed down to Vienne (South of France) for another sold out show followed by the "Swing Brother, Swing" festival in Bologna, Italy.

Then is was back up to Munich for a round of Schnitzel and a packed house at the Max Emanuel Brauerei with DJ Chuck Herman and dance lessons by the famous Marcus and Barbl.

Chuck
DJ Chuck Herman jams the blues

Lastly for the tour it was back up to Paris for the last show at the Caveau de la Huchette just 200 yards from the Notre Dame Cathedral.

The next weekend we flew to Hungary for two shows, the first at the Oktagon Dance centre with a floor full of lindy hop and jive followed by our first ever appearance at the Salgotarjan Jazz Festival where we played to a packed theatre audience of extremely enthusiastic jazz fans.

After squeezing in a few shows in London we flew off to Washington DC for two sold out shows, the second of which was held in the beautiful Spanish Ballroom in Glenn Echo Park to over 900 dancers.

Eifel Tower
Ian and Alex ham it up, au Francais

Then it was off to California for performances at the Atomic Ballroom in Irvine, Rusty's Rhythm Club in Playa del Rey, Midtown Stomp in Sacramento and lastly a show at the Sony Studios (formerly the MGM lot) with the fabulous all singing, all dancing, all tapping Satin Dollz!

We'll be returning to Europe soon and the USA at some point towards the end of the year so keep check the gig guide for updates.

Satin Dollz

The Jive Aces with the Satin Dollz at Sony Studios,
Hollywood, CA (to see all the photos, click HERE)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Summertime Swing •

Summertime Swing

Rock 'n' Roll royalty!
Mary-Jean Lewis belts out Great Balls of Fire.

flirtinis
Megan, Fiona, Kristina and Charlotte aka
"The Flirtinis" at their debut performance
at the 100 Club with the Jive Aces

•• HOT NEWS! ••

More guests have just been confirmed for Summertime Swing. Joining the already star-studded lineup of Keely Smith, Kenny Ball, Toni Elizabeth Prima and Keith Ball are Mare-Jean Lewis (niece of R 'n' R legend Jerry Lee) and the Flirtinis.

Here are the full details:

Summertime Swing
Sunday, 2nd August, 1:00pm
Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 4JY
Tickets £15 in advance from www.seetickets.com, £13 for groups of 10 or more and concessions (call 01342 300 075 for group rate).

Special guests include Keely Smith, Kenny Ball, Mary-Jean Lewis, Toni Elizabeth Prima, Keith Ball, Mary Jean Lewis and The Flirtinis and also DJ Terry Elliott. BBQ, vintage cars, clothes stalls, raffle and lots more.

This year Summertime Swing is in aid of the Bluebell Railway.

 

 

• Recipe For Rhythm •

The new album, "Recipe for Rhythm" has been selling like veritable hot cakes so if you still don't have your copy write to sales@jiveaces.com to order it or download it from The Jive Aces - Recipe for Rhythm. We've also been garnering some great reviews. Here's a couple of recent choice bites (bites, recipe, get it? Oh never mind!):

"Already famed for their thunderous, floor-shaking live shows, the Aces have expertly transferred their stage bravado to the studio and guaranteed a party wherever this CD is aired."
- Musician (magazine of the UK Musicians' Union)

Summertime Single

Check out the "Summertime" single artwork!

"Above all, they are entertainers, and their witty and entertaining style is cooked to perfection on this 15 track collection"
- UK Rock

"This is another fantastic dance album from the Jive Aces, full of great dance music and some of the finest musicianship you will hear. Buy it now, you will love it!"
- Linedancer magazine

We are also releasing the track Summertime as a single on iTunes and other download sites on Monday 27th July so mark your calendars. The track, a jazzy and atmospheric take on the classic jazz standard, features the legendary multi Grammy Award winning jazz pianist and composer Chick Corea on piano.

 

Recipe For Rhythm

• Jazz Meets Jive •

Kenny BallLate last year jazz trumpet legend Kenny Ball invited us to perform at his 50th anniversary concert at the Queens Theatre in Hornchurch, Essex.

Such was the success and feedback for the show that we have taken it on the road. Later in the year we have several “Jazz Meets Jive” shows, with Kenny Ball his Jazzmen and the Jive Aces on tour together in theatres up and down the country.

There are several dates confirmed towards the end of the year and early next year and several more on the cusp of being confirmed so check the gig guide every so often to see if it's near you!

What People Are Saying...

Tony Hatch
With Tony and Maggie Hatch

"The Jive Aces entertained 200 delegates from all over the world at the Welcome Party that kicked off the Variety Children's Charity Annual 5-day International Convention held in May at The Royal Lancaster Hotel, London. As usual, the band was fantastic and provided the Convention with a sensational opening."
- Tony Hatch

 

"The hottest band to come out of Britain in decades."
- Kenny Ball - Jazz legend

"If I was to rate the Jive Aces album, firstly I would say FANTASTIC and if I was on Dancing With the Stars or Strictly Come Dancing, I would give it ELEVEN!

If you want to dance jive, if you want to dance lindy hop, if you want to do swing, the Jive Aces music is perfect."
- Len Goodman - Head Judge on Strictly Come Dancing and Dancing With The Stars

Full Gig Guide

Here is the latest gig guide for the next couple of months. Please check regularly at www.jiveaces.com/gig_guide for corrections, additions and updates and dates further ahead.

Date/Time
Country/Town
Details
June
Thurs Jun 18th,
7:00pm
England, Solihull

Arts Complex, Homer Rd, Solihull, W. Mids, B91 3RG (tickets £12.50 from 0121 704 6962 or www.solihull.gov.uk/artscomplex)

Fri Jun 19th,
7:30pm
England, Mexborough Pastures Lodge Hotel, Pastures Rd, Mexborough, S64 0JJ (tickets and info from www.pastureshotel.co.uk) with Jimmy Cricket
Sat Jun 20th,
8:00pm
England, Peterborough Peterborough Festival, Central Park, Peterborough (FREE CONCERT) With special guests The Flirtinis
Sun Jun 21st England, Malvern

ClubDance, Spring Lane, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 1BY (tickets £12/£10 from info from www.clubdanceuk.co.uk)

Fri Jun 26th,
11:00pm
Denmark, Silkeborg Riverboat Jazz Festival, Bindslevs Plads, Silkeborg (tickets and info from www.riverboat.dk)
Sat Jun 27th,
6:00pm
Denmark, Silkeborg Riverboat Jazz Festival, Torvet, Silkeborg (tickets and info from www.riverboat.dk)
Sat Jun 27th,
Midnight
Denmark, Silkeborg Riverboat Jazz Festival, Havnen, Silkeborg (tickets and info from www.riverboat.dk)
July
Fri Jul 3rd England, Chichester Chichester Real Ale and Jazz Festival (details TBC)
Sat Jul 4th,
9:00pm
England, London Pigalle Club, 215 Picadilly, London, W1J 9HN (tickets £10 before 10pm, £15 after and reservations at www.vmpg.net/pigalle or 0845 345 6053)
Sun Jul 5th England, Hitchin Main Stage, Rhythms of the World Festival, Hitchin, Herts (details from www.rotw.org.uk)
Sat Jul 11th England, Marlborough Marlborough Jazz Festival, The Marquee (tickets and info from www.marlboroughjazz.co.uk)
Sun Jul 12th,
lunchtime
England, Portsmouth Live at the Bandstand, Portsmouth Seafront, Hants (FREE EVENT)
Mon Jul 13th,
9:00pm
England, London Stompin at the 100 Club, 100 Oxford St, London, W1 (tickets £10/9 on the door, dance lesson at 7.45pm. info from www.swingdanceuk.com)
Thurs Jul 16th
England, Reading Reading Real Ale and Jazz Festival, Christchurch Meadow, Reading (tickets and info from www.raaj.info)
Fri 17th July,
8:00pm
England,
Sheffield Green
Elephant Café, Trading Boundaries, Sheffield Green, On the A275, Nr Fletching, East Sussex TN22 3RB (tickets and info from www.tradingboundaries.com or 01825 790 200)
Sat Jul 18th,
2:00pm
England, London Lovebox, Victoria Park, London, 2nd Stage, info from www.lovebox.com)
Sun Jul 19th,
2:00pm
England, London Lovebox, Victoria Park, London, 2nd Stage, info from www.lovebox.com)
Wed Jul 22nd,
12:30 - 1:30pm
England,
Paddock Wood
The War & Peace Show, The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Kent (tickets and info from www.thewarandpeaceshow.co.uk)
Thurs Jul 23rd,
12:30 - 1:30pm
England,
Paddock Wood
The War & Peace Show, The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Kent (tickets and info from www.thewarandpeaceshow.co.uk)
Fri Jul 24th,
12:30 - 1:30pm
England,
Paddock Wood
The War & Peace Show, The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Kent (tickets and info from www.thewarandpeaceshow.co.uk)
Fri Jul 24th,
7:30pm
England,
Paddock Wood
The War & Peace Show, The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Kent (tickets and info from www.thewarandpeaceshow.co.uk)
Sat Jul 25th,
9:00pm
England, London Pigalle Club, 215 Picadilly, London, W1J 9HN. (tickets £10 before 10pm, £15 after and reservations at www.vmpg.net/pigalle or 0845 345 6053)
Sat Jul 25th,
12:30 - 1:30pm
England,
Paddock Wood
The War & Peace Show, The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Kent (tickets and info from www.thewarandpeaceshow.co.uk)
Sun Jul 26th,
12:30 - 1:30pm
England,
Paddock Wood
The War & Peace Show, The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Kent (tickets and info from www.thewarandpeaceshow.co.uk)
Fri Jul 31st England, Long Melford Glenn Miller Concert, Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, Suffolk, CO10 9BA (tickets and info from www.kentwell.co.uk)
August
Sun Aug 2nd,
1:30pm
England,
East Grinstead
Summertime Swing, Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 4JY (tickets £15 in advance from www.seetickets.com, group bookings for 10 or more at £13 each, just call us direct on 01342 300 075) with special guests Keely Smith, Kenny Ball, Keith Ball, Toni Elizabeth Prima, Niamh Kavanagh (Carmen Ghia) and DJ Terry Elliott
Wed Aug 5th France, Paris Caveau de la Huchette, Rue de la Huchette, Paris. Pour infos: www.caveaudelahuchette.fr or 01 43 26 65 05. Entrée €12. Étudiants €10
Thurs Aug 6th France, Paris Caveau de la Huchette, Rue de la Huchette, Paris. Pour infos: www.caveaudelahuchette.fr or 01 43 26 65 05. Entrée €12. Étudiants €10
Fri Aug 7th France, Montauban Montauban Jazz Festival
Sat Aug 8th Belgium, Bruges Radio Modern, Cactus Muziek Centrum, vzw Sint-Sebastiaanstraat 4 B-8200 Brugge (tickets and in fo from www.radiomodern.be)
Wed Aug 12th Norway, Haugesund Silda Jazz, Byscensen, Haraldsgt. 169, 5525 Haugesund (tickets and info from www.sildajazz.no)
Thurs Aug 13th Norway, Haugesund Silda Jazz, Byscensen, Haraldsgt. 169, 5525 Haugesund (tickets and info from www.sildajazz.no)
Fri Aug 14th Norway, Haugesund Silda Jazz, Byscensen, Haraldsgt. 169, 5525 Haugesund (tickets and info from www.sildajazz.no)
Sat Aug 15th Norway, Haugesund Silda Jazz, Byscensen, Haraldsgt. 169, 5525 Haugesund (tickets and info from www.sildajazz.no)
Mon Aug 17th
- Sat Aug 22nd
Scotland, Edinburgh Edinburgh Fringe, Grosvenor Hilton, 5-21 Grosvenor St, Edinburgh, EH12 5EF (tickets soon at www.edfringe.co.uk)
Sat Aug 29th,
1:00pm
England, London Watch This Space Festival, National Theatre, South Bank, London, SE1 9PX (FREE CONCERT)
Sun Aug 30th
12:00pm
England, Twinwood Twinwood Festival, Twinwood Road, Clapham, Bedfordshire, MK41 6AB (tickets and info from www.twinwoodevents.com)

 

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